Animal House Shelter Building Expansion

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Animal House Shelter is expanding its facility in order to save the lives of over 5,000 dogs and cats each year! 

Since 2002, AHS has rescued, rehabilitated and found homes over 45,000 dogs and cats. Starting in Barrington, IL, we moved to Huntley, IL in 2006 and quickly outgrew our current facility. Currently, we are driving to six different veterinary clinics to keep up with our medical needs which forces us to deplete vital resources that are greatly needed elsewhere. With this expansion, we are looking to build a state-of-the-art vet clinic on the shelter property to take care of all of the animals coming to our organization from high kill facilities through the year. In addition, this clinic will provide low cost vaccinations, microchips and spay and neutering to all communities in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago to provide services to those who would otherwise not be able to afford them.

 Animal House Shelter regularly takes in animals with significant health problems and we often find that the funds needed to care for their medical procedures, surgeries and medications exceeds that which we have available to us. The cost of this care would be offset greatly if we had our own vet clinic to care for their needs and we would then be able to rescue and rehome a far greater number of animals. We see every day that there is sadly no shortage of animals in need of rescue and sanctuary and many of those that have even minor health problems are not being given the chance for rehabilitation and adoption into a loving home. Animal House shelter can only take in as many of these animals as we have the funds available to care for. It is our hope to continue our already adamant campaign that all dogs and cats should be neutered, vaccinated, and have quality health care available to them. 

Along with the veterinary clinic, we would like to also give back to the community by providing resources for a training facility as well as a children’s education center for the care of animals. We have an imminent need to have the space to share our knowledge and resources with schools, community groups, after school programs and the like to better educate the community on our mission and ways they can help. The expansion of our shelter to include a veterinary clinic, training facility and education center would greatly enhance our ability to continue our important work in animal rescue and would significantly impact our ability to better serve our community. We need your help to make this opportunity into a reality. 

Expansion highlights: · 

Additional kennel space for animals to allow us to increase the number of animals we can save · 

A child education center to host schools, groups, and more for tours and educational programs · 

10 bonding rooms for multiple families to meet with potential pets to adopt · 

State of the art veterinary clinic to allow us to treat animals on site and lower costs to provide them with the best care · 

Sanctuary rooms for long term dogs to make them feel more at home ·

Additional indoor and outdoor exercise yards for the dogs · 

Volunteer center to accommodate the many volunteers that we have


Naming Rights For Purchase: 

Naming Rights to the building with signage: Please contact us 

Adoption Center/Lobby: Please contact us 

Low Cost Veterinary Clinic: Please contact us

Children’s Education Center: $400,000 

Retail Store: $300,000 

Free Roam Cat Colony Habitat: $250,000

Farmstead Silo Memorial Garden: $250,000

Legacy Building: $250,000 

Feline, Bird and Butterfly Garden: $75,000

Outdoor off-leash play yard (3): $25,000 each

 Indoor socialization play space (3): $25,000 each 

Laundry Room: $20,000 

Bonding Rooms (10): $10,000 each 

Sanctuary Rooms (8): $5,000 each 

Kitten Play Rooms (9): $5,000 each 

Tribute Bricks: 4x8- $150 each or 8x8- $300 each 

Tribute Bench: $1,500 each 

Tribute Tree with marker: $1,000 each

Tribute Tree without marker: $750 each

To purchase tribute options please click link below: 

To purchase naming rights please send check or money order to :

Animal House Shelter

Attn:Ashley Feck

13005 Ernesti Rd.

Huntley, IL 60142

Please note your selection in the memo section.

New material donations are also greatly needed and much appreciated! 

· Artificial Turf 

· Windows and doors 

· Bricks 

· Stone 

· Trees 

· Benches 

· Commercial Kennel Equipment 

· Veterinary Equipment 

· Building Materials 

· Fencing 

· Industrial washers and dryers

·Bath tubs for grooming

·Flat Screen TV's

·Computers and computer equipment

Please contact Ashley Feck with any questions or interest in getting involved at or 847-361-1886